ETF Tracker Newsletter For August 24, 2018

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ETF Tracker StatSheet https://theetfbully.com/2018/08/weekly-statsheet-for-the-etf-tracker-newsletter-updated-through-08-23-2018/ TESTING RECORD HIGHS [Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the markets In the face of the worst durable goods order report in 6 months, indicating an accelerating US slowdown, the S&P and Nasdaq moved into record territory with the broad market showing a solid performance as well. Apparently, weak economic reports, including the ones on housing recently, …

Turmoil in Turkey Troubles Markets

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the markets Despite the US not having much direct financial exposure in Turley, its ongoing troubles did stop investors in their tracks. That simply means risk assets, such as equities, fell out of favor today, and the major indexes headed south wiping out some early gains and ending in the red. After all, no direct …

Trade War Disputes Return With A Vengeance

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the markets The 4-day winning streak for US equities came to a sudden halt this morning with the major indexes taking a steep dive, as trade-war jitters returned to front-and-center with Trump announcing new tariffs on Chinese goods. After days of calm, which allowed the stock markets to make a nice run, reality set in …

New ETFs On The Block: ALPS Enhanced Put Write Strategy ETF (PUTX)

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Investment managers often resort to derivatives trading to enhance portfolio yields. A frequently used income generation strategy involves selling call or put strategies when the investment manager is reasonably sure about the market’s direction after analyzing the macros. However, if the timing is wrong, the premium collected from put options could prove insufficient to offset the losses suffered due to …

Pactum Asset Management: Are Agricultural Commodities Overvalued?

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As the US witnesses a near unprecedented drought situation, agricultural commodities have soared in the last few weeks. Is there a possibility for further upsides in the agricultural commodities space? Simon Wainwright of Pactum Asset Management thinks there’s limited upside potential for agricultural commodities now since stock prices of many companies have jumped more 40 percent in the last 46 …